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Celtics Vs. Pacers: Boston's 25-Point First Half Worst In Team History

BOSTON - The Boston Celtics weren't just bad in the first half of Friday night's game against the Indiana Pacers, they were historically bad. Boston made 9-of-34 shots in the game's first 24 minutes to shoot a dismal 26.2 percent, and the 25 points scored by the Celtics in the half was tied for the lowest single-half point total for the team in its storied history.

The Celtics made just 9-of-34 shots from the field and scored just 25 points in the first half Friday night against Indiana, matching a franchise worst mark for points in a half. Ray Allen return from the flu and scored eight points in the first quarter but none in the second. He was the game's high scorer through 24 minutes. (via

Boston and Indiana were tied, 14-14, after one quarter and were 5-of-16 from the field. In the second quarter, the Celtics were outscored 19-11 and made 3-of-18 baskets in the period, giving the Pacers a 33-25 advantage at the intermission.

On February 8, 1995, the Celtics also scored 25 points in the first half against the Cleveland Cavaliers and trailed 40-25 at halftime before rallying to win 75-67.

Boston trails Indiana, 63-55, at the start of the fourth quarter here at TD Garden.

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